From Under the Rug : January 2017 Archives

The more sensitive it is, the more it warrants discussion

Citrix CSO: Treating IT Security Symptoms Is the Problem, Not the Solution

19 Jan, 2017

Stan Black, chief security officer at Citrix Systems, says companies need to be focused on data analytics, machine learning, and an understanding of individuals’ roles. ...More >

IT Leaders Need to Be Business Leaders First, CIO Says

17 Jan, 2017

The key to making an impact as an IT leader is to come to the table as a business leader who happens to be running the technology team, rather than purely as a technologist waiting to receive requirements to fulfill. ...More >

‘Citizen Developers’ Emerge as IT Fails to Keep Pace with Demand for Applications

11 Jan, 2017

“Citizen developers,” line-of-business employees with little or no expertise in traditional software development, are helping to relieve IT of the burden of application development. ...More >

‘Public Cloud Doesn’t Fix Stupid,’ Datalink’s Chief Architect Warns

09 Jan, 2017

While public cloud can be less expensive for some workloads, it can be more expensive for others; without a thoughtful, strategic approach, it can destroy value rather than create it. ...More >

Whistleblower Advises IT Pros on How to Handle Corporate Malfeasance

05 Jan, 2017

Michael G. Winston has become something of a folk hero in the recession’s aftermath, never shying away from speaking out on corporate malfeasance. The author speaks about how to proceed. ...More >

‘Security Operations Center’ Approach Is Fail-Safe Against Cyberattacks, CEO Says

03 Jan, 2017

A key line of defense will take the form of “security operations centers,” or SOCs. And with SMBs expected to be targeted more aggressively by the bad guys, making the SOC approach affordable is going to be essential. ...More >

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